305-Introduction to Pastels

Pastels have been used to create beautiful and bold color drawings throughout the centuries. Learn about the different types of pastel and how to blend and layer pastel to get a soft haze or a sharp edge. The instructor will demonstrate how to approach a pastel drawing through various stages, from the composition and getting the correct proportions and perspective, to understanding which colors to use to get the correct shade you are looking for. We will be drawing from photographs for this class. You can use your own photos or use the reference that the instructor will supply.

This class will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Instructions on how to join the class will be sent a day prior to class start date. 

Special Notes



About the Instructor

Margaret Fanning

BFA in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design. Has exhibited internationally and her art can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. She has won multiple awards including the Alexander Portfolio Award and the NJ Chapter of the American Artists Professional League Traditional Realism Award.


Class Details

July 18 - August 08, 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Days: Tuesday

Tuition: $155

Member Tuition: N/A

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Summer 2023

Level: Adult-Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor: Margaret Fanning